• MLS: Columbus Crew beats Bayer Leverkusen
    The Columbus Crew remained unbeaten all-time in international exhibition matches with an entertaining, end-to-end 4-3 victory over Bayer Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga at Crew Stadium on Tuesday night. Jeff Cunningham scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute as Columbus improved to 3-0-1 all-time in international exhibitions. Brian McBride gave the Crew a 2-0 halftime lead with a pair of goals late in the first half. After a number of near misses, Columbus got on the board in the 39th minute, when McBride fired home a penalty kick after a Bayer handball in the box. McBride doubled the margin ...
  • WUSA Prediction and Preview (May 31 game)
    Prediction Here is Soccer America Associate Editor Dean Caparaz's prediction for the May 31 game: Washington 3 Philadelphia 2 Preview (all times ET) Thursday, May 31 - (7:05 pm) - Philadelphia (3-1-2, tied for 2nd place, 11 pts) at Washington (3-1-2, tied for 2nd place, 11 pts) (CN8, Comcast SportsNet). Season series: First meeting; All-time regular-season series: First meeting. Leading scorers: Philadelphia: M Liu Ailing (2 g = 4 pts); Washington: F Pretinha (4 g, 1 a = 9 pts). Did you know? Washington defeated Philadelphia, 3-1, on March 28 in Spring Training. M Amanda Cromwell, M Monica Gerardo, and ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Asia (Final First-Round Scores and Standings)
    GROUP 1 FINAL STANDINGS TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Oman 6 5 1 0 33 3 16 Syria 6 4 1 1 40 6 13 Laos 6 1 1 4 3 40 4 Philippines 6 0 1 5 2 29 1 *Qualifies for final round of qualifying. RESULTS April 30 in Muscat Oman 12 (Dhabit 5, pen. 23, 40, 45, 90, Mubarak 21, Juma 39, 44, Said pen. 61, Basheer 81, 85, Khamis 84). April 30 in Aleppo Syria 12 (Bayazid 14, 16, 54, 77, 80 Jabban 25, Serur pen. 29, Mustafa 45, Shaade ...
  • SA Rising Star Profile: Mullan's smooth move to L.A.
    Brian Mullan is unique: A college draft pick without youth national team experience who stepped straight into an MLS lineup. He arrived in Los Angeles after a high-scoring college career at Creighton and quickly gained the confidence of Coach Sigi Schmid. Get to know the 21-year-old forward in this segment of Socceramerica.com's series on the USA's most promising young talent. BRIAN MULLAN Position: Forward Height: 5-8. Weight: 150. Born: April 23, 1978, in Minneola, N.Y. Hometown: Littleton, Colo. College: Creighton. 2001 MLS stats (through May 29): 7 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 points. INTERVIEW BY BRYAN ALVAREZ SA: What ...
  • MLS Predictions and Previews (May 30 games)
    Predictions Here are Soccer America Associate Editor Poul SwainÆs predictions for the games on May 30: Miami 2 D.C. United 1 Chicago 3 Los Angeles 2 San Jose 2 Colorado 0 Previews (all times ET) Wednesday, May 30 (7:30 p.m.) - D.C. United at Miami Fusion (Comcast SportsNet) Season series: First meeting; All-time regular season series: United leads 7-5-0 (United leads 25-24 in aggregate goals) Leading scorers: United: F Abdul Thompson Conteh (6g, 1a =13pts); Miami: Alex Pineda Chacon (5g, 1a = 11pts) Did you know?: D.C. United knocked Miami out of the MLS Cup playoffs in 1998 and 1999. ...
  • MLS Team Notes
    EASTERN DIVISION Record (Points)/Place: D.C. United 3-4-0 (9 points)/T-3rd D.C. United midfielder Bobby Convey, who celebrated his 18th birthday last Sunday, will be featured on ESPN's "The Life", a program that profiles the lifestyles of professional athletes ... The 30-minute show is scheduled to air on Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on ESPN ... Also featured on the program with Convey is Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James ... United's match next Wednesday, June 6, versus the Los Angeles Galaxy has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 11 at 10 p.m. (ET) at the Rose Bowl ... The match ...
  • WUSA: CyberRays drop Terp, get Alagich
    Dianne Alagich is the newest CyberRay instead of Danish defender Lene Terp. The Bay Area club dropped its pursuit of Terp because of the delay in getting Terp's work visa from the U.S. embassy in Copenhagen and because of her national team commitments. Forced to look elsewhere for foreign defensive help, the CyberRays found it in Alagich, upon the recommendation of assistant coach Tom Sermanni, formerly the Matildas head coach. Terp would not be available to the club until after the upcoming European Championships in Germany. "We waived Amy Walsh last week, and we canÆt go with 19 players for ...
  • MLS Weekly Conference Call (May 29)
    Conference Call Guests: MLS Deputy Commissioner - Ivan Gazidis Miami Fusion goalkeeper - Nick Rimando D.C. United defender - Eddie Pope Gazidis' opening comments: "We are very proud to have two players like Eddie Pope and Nick Rimando. These are two young players who have developed their game and made it in Major League Soccer and now have a career in the United States. I think it is great that we are able to offer them this opportunity, but what is even more great is players like this can commit themselves to Major League Soccer. They can be proud of ...
  • MLS Injury Report
    The following is a brief team-by-team injury overview entering Week 9 of the 2001 MLS Regular Season: EASTERN DIVISION D.C. UNITED - OUT: M Ben Olsen (ankle surgery-R&L); PROBABLE: M Bobby Convey (ankle sprain-R), M Marco Etcheverry (achilles tendinitis-R), F Jaime Moreno (knee surgery-R), D Eddie Pope (great toe sprain-R), D Carey Talley (ankle contusion-L), METROSTARS - IR: D Daniel Hernandez (fractured knee cap-R), M Billy Walsh (foot stress fracture-R) F Adolfo Valencia (slight tear, medial meniscus-R); PROBABLE: D Orlando Perez (strained groin-R); MIAMI FUSION - OUT: M Kyle Beckerman (broken fibula-R), F Pete Marino (ACL tear-R); PROBABLE: M Preki ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Asia
    Bora Milutinovic's China and Oman became the eighth and ninth teams to advance to the final round of qualifying in Asia. Thailand, which leads Group 5, is favored to claim the last berth. Standings, complete results and schedule RESULTS Group 1 May 25 in Muscat Oman 2 (Mubarak 45, Shaaban 67) Syria 0. May 26 Philippines 1 (Dona 28) Laos 1 (Souksombaph 82). Group 5 May 26 in Bangkok Lebanon 8 (Anlha 5, Ghazarian 10, 60, Antar 32, 42, Dos Santos 46, 88, Marcilio Silva 78) Pakistan 1 (Arshad 20). Thailand 3 (Pituratana 37, Senamuang 50, 60) Sri Lanka 0. ...
  • MLS: Standings and Leading Scorers (May 28)
    Standings Eastern Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Miami 9 7 1 1 22 15 5 MetroStars 10 6 3 1 19 17 13 D.C. United 7 3 4 0 9 15 13 New England 10 3 7 0 9 9 18 Central Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Chicago 8 4 2 2 14 12 7 Dallas 8 3 4 1 10 12 12 Columbus 8 2 3 3 9 9 15 Tampa Bay 9 2 6 1 ...
  • UNCAF Cup Scoreboard
    GROUP A May 23 in San Pedro Sula Honduras 1 (Nunez 45) Panama 2 (Jorge Dely Valdes 35, Julio Cesar Dely Valdes 66). May 23 in Puerto Cortes El Salvador 3 (Rodriguez 1, 36, Gonzalez Vilchez 2) Nicaragua 0. May 25 in Tegucigalpa El Salvador 2 (Corrales 59, Canjura 88) Panama 1 (Jorge Dely Valdez 90). May 25 in San Pedro Sula Honduras 10 (Pavon 29, 33, 55, 82, Guerrero 22, Rosales 39, Nunez 73, 79, Martinez 76, 77) Nicaragua 2 (Webster 13, Berm·dez 90). May 27 in Puerto Cortes Panama 6 (Jorge Dely Valdes 27, 30, 69, Cubillas 44, ...
  • WUSA: Standings & Leading Scorers (May 28)
    Standings TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Atlanta 6 3 0 3 12 5 1 Philadelphia 6 3 1 2 11 10 8 Washington 6 3 1 2 11 9 8 New York 6 2 1 3 9 7 5 Boston 6 2 2 2 8 10 9 San Diego 6 1 3 2 5 6 8 Carolina 6 1 4 1 4 9 13 Bay Area 6 1 4 1 4 7 11 Leading Scorers PLAYER (TEAM) GP G A P Pretinha (Washington) 6 ...
  • Toulon: U.S. U-20s are eliminated
    The U.S. under-20 national team was eliminated from the Toulon Festival in France when it tied the Netherlands, 0-0, and Colombia tied Italy, 3-3, on the final day of play in Group A. After tying the Dutch, Wolfgang Suhnholz's team needed an Italian victory over two-time defending champion Colombia to qualify for the semifinals. United States 0 Netherlands 0. United States -- D.J. Countess; Seth Trembly (Phillip Salyer, 50), Nelson Akwari (capt.), Alex Yi, Oguchi Onyewu; Brad Davis, Kyle Martino, Kenny Arena (Jose Burciaga, 59), Kelly Gray; Alecko Eskandarian, Conor Casey (Brian Carroll, 65). Netherlands -- Maarten Stekenlenburg; Boutahar, Huntelaar ...
  • MetroStars beat Bayern Munich in exhibition
    Goals by forwards Clint Mathis and Alex Comas gave the MetroStars a 2-0 victory over recently crowned 2001 European and German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich in a Saturday night exhibition at Giants Stadium. Bayern Munich fielded a starting lineup who averaged nearly 19 appearances in their victorious Bundesliga campaign. Mathis netted the first goal in the 36th minute. Bayern defender Michael Tarnat attempted a pass to a teammate on the back line, but Mathis was there to intercept it. The Conyers, Georgia native, the only forward pressuring at the time, then used a delightful chip to loft the ball over ...